Asia consists of several powerful and developing economies with an ever-growing appetite for infrastructure and urban development. The Asian Development Bank estimates that infrastructure projects in Asia alone will require investments of US1.7 trillion a year through to 2030, making the region a hotbed or property and infrastructure development.
To help clients unlock business opportunities in developing critical infrastructure, global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed industry veteran Johnny Lam to spearhead the company’s business development and strategy execution in Greater China.
“Hong Kong and Macau are priority growth markets for Aurecon and Johnny’s appointment is the latest step as we continue to grow our team in the region. His deep technical expertise, excellent client engagement and regional market experience will help accelerate our growth in Hong Kong and Macau, while pursuing China outbound investment opportunities,” said Aurecon’s Paul Lombard, Managing Director – Middle East and Asia.
Lam has over 30 years of industry experience across structural, building services, fire engineering, sustainability, master planning, landscape, economy and quantity surveying. He is no stranger to leading large-scale, multidisciplinary and multistakeholder projects, making him ideally suited to drive growth within Aurecon’s China-based business and help clients address their most pressing issues.
Based in Hong Kong, Lam will work closely with Aurecon’s Asia regional leadership to spearhead the company’s growth plans for the region.
“I hope to provide new perspectives for the long-term growth of our business in Greater China. I will continue to harness Aurecon’s global expertise and local knowledge to help our clients understand and leverage the anticipated opportunities arising from the evolving sub-markets and economies in the region,” said Lam.
Prior to his new appointment, Lam was Senior Vice President, Building Engineering, Greater China for AECOM.
Ben Coxon, who served as Aurecon’s Country Manager for Greater China over the past five years will relocate back to Australia and take up the role of Major Projects Director, Built Environment, based in Brisbane.
“We thank Ben for overseeing the significant growth in our business in this region, including our teams’ contribution on major projects such as the Global Switch Data Centre and West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong, Mapletree Business Centre and VivoCity in Shanghai, and the Macau Eiffel Tower,” said Lombard.